Video: Yoann Barelli Rides 'The Thing' Double Black Diamond Trail

Jun 29, 2020
by Yoann Barelli  

Short Into The Gnar video down "The Thing" in Whistler!!

The Thing is a double black diamond trail right beside no girlie man, built by Ken Melamed (Jesse's dad)!! The amount of work that has been put on this trail is simply amazing.
This trail isn't on trail forks but it is built to last forever, no dirt on this, just big rocks. Go check it out, enjoy it and take some time to contemplate this piece of art!!
Thank you Ken Smile .

This episode is shorter, some people asked me to make my videos shorter haha, so I tried haha !!

See you soon

Yo


62 Comments

  • 76 1
 This episode is a bit like a comedy, if you like my sense of humour and my childishness then it will probably make you smile. If you like more serious, then pass on and enjoy this beautiful Monday Wink
  • 23 1
 Don't ever stop being you Yoann, I like your comedy and your style. Keep it up and make the videos long or short whichever you prefer. I will watch both because you make me smile : )
  • 3 0
 @yoanbarelli good way to put it. I was riding some red trails in supermorzine/avoriaz very wet and muddy, I blacked out and panicked in couple of chutes to semi decent berms... you should do an Into the Gnar mud wet version... your double black diamonds are sometimes piece of cake compared to red ones in mud super wet conditions.. .. keep up the good work man, shitty that you probably wont be around in the couple ews races I catch per year. Nice to drink a few of your served beers in madeira !
  • 1 0
 I think I speak your language. You be you, bro.
  • 1 0
 Yo-Mann, How does the camera stay with you as your riding by it and zoom in? It's like someone is filming but your by yourself. Right?
Sorry, i'm not up to par with the cameras tech and functionality.
  • 1 0
 @yoannbarelli what have you been doing that people are saying is too long...!? :p I'm referring to your videos of course..
  • 2 0
 @likeittacky: When editing video you can have it crop in and zoom around the frame.
  • 1 0
 @Austin014: wild stuff, i need one now! Imagine how you can find your mistakes of body position or line choice.
  • 56 0
 I think I prefer the long version of your videos with many lines at the same feature and all. This one feels a bit like you rushed it. Still nice to see you riding and explaining. Keep up the good work! Smile
  • 3 0
 Felt the same.
  • 48 0
 @elf1974: @lRaphl The good ol long format is of course coming back, this one was a bit to show people who wanted shorter that this is what you get haha !! Have a rad day guys and thank you for the support !!
  • 13 0
 @yoannbarelli: I like the long format as well, but at the end after your standard video it would be cool to see all the shots together as a top to bottom run.
  • 28 0
 @dirtberms: On the same video or on a different one ? Some videos are already pretty long (30 minutes) so if I add a 10 minutes run after it's like watching a Star Wars movie, you guys will need food and water, pee breaks and stuff hahahaha !!
  • 5 1
 @yoannbarelli: In a perfect world, there would be two edits: a short one like @dirtberms described, and then a longer regular edit. But that'd probably be a lot of work and you're already doing cool shit that I don't have to pay for, so whatever
  • 6 0
 @yoannbarelli: On the same video, 40 minutes sounds good to me as I always have plenty of beer on hand Smile The people that just want to watch you blast the trail can fast forward to the top to bottom run.
  • 2 0
 @yoannbarelli id rather drop into some of these lines than scroll down to youtube comments - that is the real "into the gnar"


great content as always. was standing on top of the thing recently trying to puzzle out how to ride it!
  • 1 0
 @yoannbarelli: Love your videos! Bring back the long format! Chill and fun.
  • 14 1
 Part of being a creator is defending your vision and not caving in to outside pressures. Do what you do and folks will watch. Keep up the stoke!
  • 12 0
 Enjoyed it, maybe one less esspresso next time ? Wink Otherwise, great anaylse of the trail, super smooth riding. Good job !
  • 1 0
 Have to agree. Yoann speaks frenglish faster than most Germans speak German to foreigners (me) who don't speak German.
  • 9 0
 tack tack tack. boom boom. easy!
  • 7 0
 super props to Jesse's dad ken for the stone work on this amazing trail , and same to yoanne for lifting my Monday blues
  • 6 0
 Yo.... Where's Jackson?
  • 2 0
 Big fan of this video. The tips on bike position really helped a lot. I tend to lean way to far back and just start skidding.
  • 1 0
 Dude I love when you take time to explain what's going on, it is priceless information. Tell the people that want it fast just to use the fast forward button. Thanks for doing these videos
  • 1 0
 longer videos please, when someone understands riding its better to have a more in depth analysis and tips.
keep saying tak tak too. I imagine it is the key takeaway from your coaching sessions. Smile
  • 1 0
 His zanies in orchestrating is like waking up as a kid and watching old Saturday morning cartoons while devouring a bowl Fruity- Pebbles and processing all the action!
  • 8 5
 A bit over the top with the gab imo...
  • 4 3
 Agreed. More than just a little tho. (sorry, no offense)
  • 3 0
 If your dad makes a trail like this you should run away from home.
  • 1 0
 Great fun informative, yes we would like to see a top to bottom rip,,, braaaaaap Memories of the city bike still bring big smiles!!!
  • 2 0
 Trails like this showcase how amazing the terrain is in BC. You hosers are spoilt
  • 2 0
 I would not feel comfortable walking some of the parts of that trail, so I cannot even imagine what it is to ride it
  • 3 0
 New Meta looking sweet!
  • 2 0
 Drone camera sould be very interesting on this tracks !
  • 2 0
 someone should make a YB sound effect soundboard (ya-ya-ya)
  • 2 0
 NO MORE CAFFEINE FOR YOU!!! ???? Great job!!
  • 1 0
 Longer or short Yohann...awesome riding.. guidance with a chill attitude ...good luck with your new adventure.
  • 1 0
 "we here, tack tack tack.."
Never stop doing these, best thing currently on PB.
What a geezer.
  • 1 0
 Yep, it made me think of the baddie in Who Frames Roger Rabbit. Smile
  • 1 0
 man that trail is part heart attack and part paralysis waiting to happen.
  • 1 0
 Iam always so jealous when i see this trails... Frown
  • 1 0
 Yeah, living in Germany mostly just makes me jealous of the fact that no one is hiking on the trails.
  • 1 0
 Amazing rock work and a sweet video!! Enjoy????
  • 1 0
 Oops meant to Enjoy!! No (????)
  • 2 0
 Longer videos!
  • 1 0
 the new meta colorway is pretty sick, goes well with the red lyrik
  • 1 0
 @yoannbarelli how does the new meta compare to the old?
  • 1 0
 Definitely longer videos are better!!
  • 1 0
 ...have another Red Balls. Cocaine in a can !
  • 1 0
 Your'e doing better than you have to be. Keep on keepin' on, Yoann!
  • 1 1
 Is this the "Mask" Movie featuring Jim Carrey??
Go for it!
  • 1 0
 Tight cornair!
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